I am a 28 year old Alaskan. I have lived here my entire life and feel privileged to have grown up in a state that is so very different than the rest of the U.S. To an extent, we are our own little world up here since we are quite a ways from the ‘Lower 48’ as we call them. We have sort of our own micro economy and our outlook on life is a bit different than elsewhere. We have the opportunity to see mother nature at her rawest while still taking advantage of the luxuries of modern life.
I live here with my husband of almost two years and our pets, a chocolate lab and two cats. They are my world and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. We have a lot of family up here so on any given weekend, we can be found hanging out with them and enjoying life to its fullest. Whether it be a barbeque in someone’s back yard or taking a trip North or South of town to get some fishing and camping in.
Here lately I have been trying to find a creative outlet as my office job doesn’t really present much for me in that direction. In the past I have tried cross stitching, latch hooking, dabbled a tiny bit in stained glass, stamping and making my own cards. A few years ago my husband bought me a Nikon camera just so that I had one with me whenever I needed it. I have always been the type to take pictures of anything and everything even if they don’t turn out great or have much complexity to them. Since I’ve had the camera, I find myself being inspired by things I see here in the city or out in the wild.
I don’t have any formal training, I just take pictures of what I like. Sometimes it comes across as I wanted it to, sometimes not so much. I take a lot of pictures and the majority of them don’t make the cut. I am very picky about what I post on DA, choosing only the ones that I feel really capture how I felt looking at whatever it was at the time of the picture. I am hoping that by trial and error, I can hone what little skills I have and get some exceptional pieces. I don’t plan on making a career of it, just something fun and creative to do but with that said, I still want to be good at it!
So please feel free to browse my gallery. If you have any questions or comments, let me know. Any helpful advice is appreciated as well.
Current Residence: Alaska
Favourite genre of music: All but country and opera